Super Mario celebrates 25th birthday

25 years since Super Mario Bros for NES first landed.

Everyone’s favourite overweight plumber is 25 years old today. Super Mario is celebrating a quarter of a century as a headline act, marking the anniversary of the first Super Mario Bros game on the NES.

Nintendo has already introduced a neat new 25th anniversary badge, which is set to appear on all Super Mario games in the future. So far Super Mario titles have sold a mind-blowing 240 million units around the world.

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Mario was initially named Mr Video, but was renamed after Nintendo of America’s warehouse landlord following a row over unpaid rent. The plumber actually made his first appearance as Jumpman in in 1981’s Donkey Kong, before starring in the Mario Bros arcade game in 1983.

Today’s anniversary, though, is all about Miyamoto’s creation becoming Super Mario. Share your memories of everyone’s number one Italian on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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